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Qadri Agrees to Exit - Imran Isolated

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Worth A Second Look

Qadri seems to have more political sagacity than Imran Khan, as even before coming to Pakistan he had announced his exit strategy by saying that if there would be any situation where Pakistan Army would confront him, only then he would not proceed. As brass is right now actively mediating, Qadri has agreed to take [...]



KPK in Floods, CM KPK Dancing

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

In order to maintain the numbers of their sit-in, PTI arranged a musical and dance concert on stage. Blind and emotional followers as usual danced like crazy and enjoyed the music, though their aching bodies want t rest after a long march, hunger, sleeplessness, fatigue, and callousness of their leaders.
Politics is ruthless and PTI leadership [...]



For Anarchy Join Azadi March, For Chaos Join Inqilab March

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

So how does one decides as which march to join on 14th August. Whether it would be Tahir ul Qadri’s Inqibal March or would it be Azadri March of Imran Khan. Would be using toss to decide? I don’t find any rational rationale to decide to join either one of them. The performance of PML-N [...]



PML-N Should Let PTI Derail Them

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Sometimes I suspect that PML-N has deliberately enacted Article 245 in Islamabad and they are on purpose ignoring PTI demands and they are intentionally not pursuing any serious efforts to engage PTI in talks before the Azadi March on upcoming 14th August from Lahore to the capital Islamabad through G.T. Road.
With military calling shots in [...]



G Ka Jana Thahar Gaya

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You may survive in Pakistan by going against the will of Allah and America, but there is no chance of your survival if you even give a hint of rebellion against Army. No sir, in Pakistan that is not possible for may be next few decades if we manage to remain on the map of [...]



Reqo Dik and Arsalan Iftikhar

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The task of Arsalan Iftikhar is to bring foreign investment in the Reko Diq project of Balochistan. This is no ordinary project and Arsalan Iftikhar is no ordinary person. If Reko Diq is the most lucrative gold mine in Pakistan or perhaps the region, Arsalan Iftikhar is the most corrupt son of our elite.
The word [...]



Shahid Afridi in Politics?

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Shahid Afridi joining PTI or PML-N is the question many people have started asking. For sometime, the PTI fans have been unofficially clamoring and claiming at the social media that Shahid Afridi is part of PTI. We have also seen Shahid Afridi in some functions of PTI, couple of times Afridi has taken part with [...]



Lashoon Ki Siasat

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

This is what happens when patience runs out. This is what happens when people follow blindly. This is what happens when Police is challenged and attacked. This is what happens when governments loose their cool. This is what happens when enough is enough. In the fight between Tahir ul Qadri and PML-N, at last people [...]



Pakistani Tourist Beggar Murdered in Singapore

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 15th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Would you believe this? Lahore beggars have an association and they hold a lottery each other and the winning beggar is sent abroad for tourism to any country of choice, all expenses paid. This year Noor Muhammad, a beggar won the qura andazi, and he was sent to Singapore for picnic, and his travel, hotel, [...]



Imran, Qadri, Shujaat - London Ploy

By Sameer Shaharyar • May 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Tahir ul Qadri the Tuq, Imran Khan the Immi, and Chaudhry Shujaat have dashed to London on cue to weave a new conspiracy web against the PML-N government back home. Qadri has also contacted MQM, and on cue MQM has also assured them that they would enter the fray at the last moment to prove [...]